Eun Joo Lee


A native of South Korea, Eun Joo Lee began playing the piano at the age of seven and soon started playing in the City Hall. After entering into the specialized Art High School in Pusan, remarkably she appeared at the Art Hall of Ga-ram and Ga-Eun as solo pianist. When she was studying in Pusan National University, she received a scholarship from the Department of Music, and also played at the school’s concert hall every year before her graduation under the tutelage of Jung Soon Choi. In 2002, she played Bartok’s Rhapsody op.1 at Cultural Concert Hall of Kyumjung. Her performance of Bartok Rhapsody Op.1 was highly received by the audience with a storm of applause. Also, she started expanding her repertories by playing contemporary work such as Copland, Bartok, Scriabin, Charles Ives.

The 2002 Piano Summer at New Paltz, NY hosted by Vladimir Feltsman, inspired her to come to New York and begin intensive studying. During the summer session of that year, she performed Ravel’s Jeau D’eau in the Concert Hall in SUNY at New Paltz. As a receiver of Art Bridge America Scholarship, she was able to pursue her master’s degree in Music with the well-known pianist Paul Ostrovsky in SUNY at Purchase.

In 2007, her immense fascination with music led her to participate in the Summer Course in New Paltz again, so that she could get more valuable stage experience. She achieved the Master of Music in 2007 and the Artist Diploma Degree at SUNY Purchase in 2008. She also learned the organ with the interest of sacred church music with Anthony Newman. In 2010, she began the fall semester in the Graduate Professional Study at the Hartt School, University of Hartford with Luiz De Moura Castro. She successfully finished her first Graduate Diploma Recital on January 31, 2012 in Berkman Recital Hall at the Hartt school. As well as her piano studying, her interest in sacred church music led her to meet the renowned organist Patrica Snyder at Hartt school. She studied with her for one year and also completed the final organ recital in her studio. She successfully completed her second Graduate Diploma Recital on May 13, 2013.

She was a lead faculty member for five years at the Music School of Woodwind since 2005. She also was recently hired by the Cheshire Academy as a piano faculty member in the music department. She worked as piano faculty at ABC music school in Litchfield county from 2013 to 2016. She also gave a Lecture Recital about Composer’s life and representative works (Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart) for the Korean Community. She performs as an Official Accompanist for the Connecticut College Choirs every semester since she was appointed as an collaborative pianist in 2020. She has been teaching students as Piano Faculty at the Thames Valley School in the Connecticut College.

In the local Korean community, she plays the chamber music with other members in various concert halls. As a music director in the Korean Presbyterian Church of Greater Hartford, she had served for the choir since she moved to Connecticut in 2009. She was a music director and organist in the Calvary Baptist Church and The First Congregational Church of Woodbridge. She recorded the Brian Field’s piano solo piece “Three planets” for climate change warning and also uploaded the whole movements on her YouTube channel. She is a currently active member of Harford Music Teacher Alliance (HMTA) since 2013 and also member of National Music Teachers Association (NMTA).

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